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The Food Lab: Follow These Rules For the Best Fried Rice

I like to use rice that i placed in the freezer. This seems to give me the best results in the past. At the very least rice that's cold after sitting in the refrigerator a couple of hours. Do you think this is more related to temperature? Or the dryness of the rice after sitting?

Taste Test: Jarred Pasta Sauces from Celebrity Chefs and Restaurants

Close Out sale at a grocery store Rao's 1/2 price so I tried it. Maybe because it's normally so pricey it sat too long? It was seriously gross! It wasn't past it's expiration date or anything but I literally tried 2 bites and couldn't eat anymore. There's something to be said for nice acidity to a sauce but this was almost rancid. Anyway I've found a really nice brand that no one else has mentioned, Dei Fratelli that I use almost exclusively now. Has anyone else tried it? My wife really likes Emeril's Kicked up Tomato for it's spicy heat which is the only other brand we buy regularly except for occasional forays into other brands.

Open Thread: When Did You First Fall in Love with Pizza?

When I found out I was sensitive to gluten. I get itchy and can break out into hives if I have too much gluten. I was pretty strict gluten free for about 5 years. The only thing I would indulge in is pizza. I would take a large allergy pill and suffer through the itching.

The Best Food to Order at Panda Express

The shanghai steak is very good. It's 1.25 more so it should be. Steak asparagus mushrooms and onions in a spicy teriyaki sauce. Almost always the steak is tender, the asparagus crisp and the mushrooms filling.

Does Adding Pasta Water Really Make a Difference?

I wonder if Gluten Free Pasta / Rice Pasta makes a difference or if starch is starch. I use both types and usually just mix sauce and noodles in bowl.

Poll: Do You Cut Your Burger in Half Before You Eat It?

I cut burgers in half to ensure they are correctly cooked to the requested temp. If this is not a problem, like culvers where they only cook to one temp, I don't cut. Or if they burger is huge like a 1 lber. Then I cut in half.

Tasty Burgers and Terrible Service at Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Las Vegas

What about Ms? I've been to many places that have replaced M'am which many people feels has age connotations with Ms as a neutral term of respect.

We Try the New Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger from Hardee's & Carl's Jr.

Hardee's is probably one of my favorite fast food joints but I tend to avoid their specialty burgers such as this and go with the classics. Though I love the mushroom swiss burger on sourdough bun rather than the original and when I really crave a greasebomb nothing beats the original MONSTER burger, lol

Crispy Quesadilla Burger at Brisco County Wood Grill in Menomonee Falls, WI

When in Menomonee Falls / Germantown the only places I go for burgers are not because they are great burgers, but because the have great burger deals, lol. AJ O'Bradys has $1 burgers on Tue as long as you get something to drink. Toppings are $0.50 except for the egg for $1.00. Barley Pop in Germantown has a 1/2 burger for $2 on mon or a 1 lb burger for $3 which is a great deal too.

Crispy Quesadilla Burger at Brisco County Wood Grill in Menomonee Falls, WI

Brisco County has fallen off. I really used to love it about 10 years ago but my wife and I went recently and were not impressed at all. Especially with the manager who thought it would be a good idea to berate one of the servers in front of customers. Wouldn't go there again even if it WAS the best burger in MKE area.

reheating BBQ ribs?

My wife and I usually just put a little more sauce on ours to help moisturize and then put them in the toaster oven to reheat. This helps keep them moist but also gets the little crisp bits in places.

Chain Reaction: Famous Dave's

The homemade bbq chips are by far the best side they have!

Chain Reaction: Famous Dave's

I love famous daves but I think the one in Waukesha is better than in Greenfield.

Chain Reaction: Little Caesar's Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza

I really like the jets 8 corner pizza too. I'd like to know if properly executed, how this one stacks up as it's at least 4$ cheaper in my neck of the woods.

Little Caesars Announces New DEEP!DEEP! Dish Pizza

I love Jet's 8 Corner Pizza. It's my go to delivery pizza now. Where I work I've been reduced to Domino's as the only pizza place to get decent service. However a lot of my coworkers were just lauding the qualities of little ceasars so this article made me laugh.

Your Last Minute New Year's Eve Drinking Guide

Quick question, Poinsetta's. Do they have cointreau or not?

Does the McRib Still Matter?

I love the McRib for the nostalgia of being a kid. When I sit down and think about it, the McRib was my introduction to "bbq" and has led to my lifelong love of ribs and other tasty smokey meats. As soon as it was back I went out and got two and really enjoyed them. One thing I like to do now though is to get the chipotle bbq and put it on the McRib to give it a bit more bite. Not looking for the healthy good for me great tasting meal thing, just the make me feel good and remember my youth when I didn't have to worry about fat and calories feeling.

Chain Reaction: Quaker Steak and Lube

I acually like Quaker Steak and Lube for their wings. Their much larger than say BW3's and the few times I've been there the service is outstanding. My wife had a burger once and it was definitely a mess and the least enjoyable thing. We had to send it back but they were very understanding and took it of the bill. I would say branching from the wings would be a mistake but as far as wings from chains go among my favorite.

Gluten Free Fried Chicken

Not sure about fried chicken on the bone, but when I cook chicken breasts I use crushed cornflakes.

A Pizza My Mind: Why You Should Eat More Bad Pizza

Lance you can't be a complete and total scotch snob if you still like Johnny Blue! So many people are on the single malt bandwagon that they would never think of drinking a blended scotch anymore. Unless that was your definition of a "bad" scotch to drink instead?

Papa Johns Pepperoni and Meatball Pizza

Love a brave volunteer CandiRisk! As I said, I personally prefer Papa Johns from all the chains, maybe because of the nostalgia of PJ's from college? They replaced the Pizza Pit and I thought was a huge upgrade. Of course then the crust on the pizza was the same as their breadsticks, nice and soft and pillowy with lots of yeasty wonderful flavor. Alas, no more.